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David Weiss & Point Of Departure


Venture InwardVenture Inward

David Weiss - trumpet
J.D. Allen - tenor sax
Nir Felder - guitar
Luques Curtis - bass
Jamire Williams - drums

The late 1960ís was a turbulent but exciting time for jazz. The music seemed to simultaneously get more complex and simpler at the same time as a variety of influences infused the music. Some were experimenting with soul, rock and exotic rhythms from India and the Far East. Others were carrying on the innovations of the second great Miles Davis quintet, using the groupís ever-shifting rhythms and harmonic complexities as a springboard to new compositional ideas. Some combined both to create some new and exciting music. Talented trumpeter David Weiss brings an all-star lineup of young lions together on his stunning and intense release "Venture Inward." Weiss' brilliant and evocative arrangements are presented by his working group featuring saxophonist J.D. Allen and guitarist Nir Felder, along with talented bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Jamire Williams. The Point of Departure Quintet is re-examining some of the most innovative music of the period, some of it neglected, some never quite as developed as it could have been.